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taken to the hospital in plainview for treatment. two other passengers were taken to the hospital in neligh then transferred to omaha. a yankton man who died in a weekend hunting accident is believed to have accidentally shot himself. the 54-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was found unresponsive behind his truck saturday morning on the yankton sioux reservation. he was declared dead at the scene. yankton sioux law enforcement authorities believe the man accidentally fired his gun, and his death does not appear to be suspicious. a cold front is moving across the southwest spawning tornados, heavy rains and thunderstorms overnight. meanwhile blizzard conditions around denver, colorado are slowing traffic and causing hundreds of flights cancelations. mike seidel and leanne gregg have more on these early winter severe storms.
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50 miles per hour , we did have some sporadic damage and rain fall totals almost an inch. the temperatures plummeted as those temperatures moved on through, from the mid seventies afternoon the sun will come back out and rain fall adding up in dallas the wettest year to date on record. nearly fifty one inches of rain , they only need two more inches of rain to make it their wettest on record. i'm meteorologis t mike seidel mesquite texas, east of downtown dallas. now let's head west to castle rock colorado in a snow storm and even a blizzard in parts of colorado here's leanne gregg. here in castle rock, south of denver, this blowing snow has caused traffic problems all morning long. i-25 behind me is shutdown to the south of here in both directions because of two jackknifed semis and 100 to 150 vehicles being stranded because of tha. it's just one indication of just travel has been. the biggest problems are to the south of the denver
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metro area and in the eastern part of the state heading into the plains. the storm system should move on at some point today heading to the east but not before also causing several delays and cancellations at denver international airport. from castle rock, im leanne gregg for nbc news. >> > weather ad-lib a weather system that has already produced tornadoes well to our south and blizzard conditions well to our west will bring mere throughout the day. after a stormy morning, showers will become more sparse by the middle of the day before picking up tonight. there's still the off chance of a light wet snow/mix in our extreme western cities, but other than that, the majority of precipitation the next couple days should be in the form of rain.
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house speaker paul ryan says the u.s. should temporarily close the door for syrian refugees coming to the u.s. and the house will several republcian senators and issued similar calls in the wake of the paris attacks, pointing of the attackers may have entered france alongside people fleeing the war in syria.
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them republican -- have pledged not to accept refugees in their states. ( gov. nathan deal / (r) georgia ) "we have simply instructed all of our state agencies not to process any paperwork or anything relating to that." the director of the c-i-a says the u-s should not isolate itself by closing off its borders. ( john brennan / cia director ) "that is inconsistent with what i think our societies have been founded on over the last several hundreds of years." i'm andrew spencer, reporting. >> iowa governor terry branstad is among the u.s. governors voicing concerns about taking in syrian refugees. he says they shouldn't be resettled in iowa until there is a federal review to ensure safety. gov. terry branstad (r) iowa "i want to do all i can as governor of this state to protect the safety and well-being of iowans. i don't want people coming here without a very careful vetting, make sure that there's no likelihood that they could have been radicalized or could be part of an isis operation." according to the state department's refugee processing center, no syrian refugees have been resettled in iowa. russia is offering a $50 million
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to the arrest of those responsible for downing the russian airliner in egypt. russian investigators say today they have confirmed it was a bomb that brought the plane down, killing all 224 people on board. the islamic state group has claimed responsibility. u.s. defense officials say russia retaliated today by attacking isis' self-declared capital in syria with cruise missiles and bombs. a siouxland school is celebrating its designation as being one of the best in the country. ridge view is the only high school in iowa to be named a national blue ribbon school in 2015. that's an honor from the u.s. department of education based on how well students do on state assessments. the award was unveiled last night at the school in holstein. "we've had success in the fine arts, and the athletics, and this just punctuates what we really are here for is the academics, and we have outstanding kids here who achieve very well." said superintendent jon wiebers "it's
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only school in iowa. it's basically all our teachers, and i give credit to them because they push us to be the best we can be." said ridge view senior afton wulf. ridge view high school is in holstein and also includes the towns of early, galva, nemaha and schaller. earlier this month, sunnyside elementary became the first sioux city school ever to be honored as a national blue ribbon school. it's an award based on how well students do on state assessments.. and schools are nominated by the state education department. today, sunnyside principal blair taylor will unveil the plaque presented to him by the u.s. department of education earlier this month in washington, d.c. other siouxland schools receiving blue ribbon designation are bancroft- rosalie elementary and washington elementary in norfolk. it's been another rainy day in siouxland. will things dry out any time soon? stay tuned for the forecast from meterologist ben dorenbach coming up here's the live view from our skycam in spencer, iowa, where it's and degrees this
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ben, another soggy siouxland day.
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miss showers on wednesday ahead of a cold front that will bring much cooler temperatures and strong winds behind it. we'll finally get the sunshine back on thursday, but at the expense of strong winds and highs in the middle 40s! some light accumulating snow could late friday and friday night as cold air remains in place for the weekend. > sioux city is on board with plans to build a new ag expo... and a group formed to plot a path to economic growth for woodbury county's rural towns holds its first
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ktiv would like to send out anniversary and birthday wishes to our viewers. phyllis johnson of merrill, iowa is celebrating her 99th birthday today. ronn dirks of sioux city is celebrating his 80th birthday today. henry lamprecht of onawa, iowa is celebrating his 91st birthday today. gerry klas of sioux city is celebrating her 100th birthday today. if you or someone you know is having a birthday of 80 years or more or an anniversary of 50 years or more, please send in their name (and correct pron), address and telephone number along with their pictures to ktiv. please make sure to have all the information printed and send it in at least two weeks in advance. if you would like your picture returned please include a self addressed stamped envelope. happy birthday from all of us at
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the city of sioux city is getting behind plans for an agriculture exposition and learning center. the council has approved donating the 12 acres of land at the former john morrell site for the project, plus two-million dollars paid out over ten years through the capital improvement plan budget. the expo center would cost 11 to 14-million dollars.
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activities, classes and livestock shows. "there will be a lot of activity around that, there will be alot of tourism around that," said sioux city mayor bob scott. but, it won't happen if the public sector and private sector come to come together." the ag expo is the first part of a three-part plan that eventually could also include a new hotel and developing industrial buildings into offices and apartments downtown. the project also requires a 2-million dollar commitment from woodbury county. if funding is secured, officials say it could open as early as 2017. a group formed to plot an economic strategy for rural woodbury county held its first meeting last night in anthon. the rural woodbury county development committee includes leaders from each town who share ideas on how to grow. it gives a voice to rural communities and gives them the chance to brainstorm on ways to bring in development and people. "the economic development boom that the siouxland region is having really gives an opportunity for
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these communities to get some new families to come and live there," said woodbury county economic development director, david gleiser. "we have little to no crime, low property taxes, great schools and great people. i'm optimistic." among the ideas discussed last night were hiring a consulting firm that specializes in infrastructure growth to work with each community. > stocks are moving higher after encouraging reports from several retailers, including walmart and home depot. still ahead on news four at
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the move toward tiny houses takes a boxy turn. would you trade your ranch or split foyer for a
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here's a live look at west lake okoboji from okoboji skycam... imagine apartments constructed from shipping containers.
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it's happening in arizona-- they're the first of their kind. derek staahl shows us the benefits of living in a box.
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and raw but also really refined. (derek staahl, reporting) each unit is made up of two shipping containers joined small exception. the bathroom is technically outside the purposes. experts say there are hundreds of thousands of unused shipping containers just taking up space around u-s port cities so finding a use for them is a big step forward. it was also a step forward for the city of phoenix. (mayor greg stanton, phoenix) yes, it did challenge the city of phoenix development services process because we had never approved a project like this before. but my attitude and the attitude of the city of phoenix is -- what the heck? let's give it a shot! the developers are already planning to take another shot soon. they're designing an even larger apartment complex made out of shipping containers on portland and second streets. >> that was derek staahl reporting from phoenix, arizona. helping siouxland senior citizens save big bucks on medicare... still ahead on around
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america's never been a country of quitters. it's not who we are. we don't ignore threats like climate change. we face our problems head-on. with american-made clean energy, we can end our dependence on foreign oil... spark new innovation... and create millions of new jobs. solving our climate crisis starts with 50% clean energy by 2030.
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money and get the best plan for themselves. you're a volunteer? yes, ma'am. how much have you saved people? it's approaching $100,000 now just since the middle of october when we started this. there's around 10 of us in siouxland, this is a division of the insurance division of iowa. there's 350 of us around the state. last year in iowa we saved people $50 million dollars. if you're 65 or older you need to volunteer like you, to sit down and go through everything. my mom did this and she was amazed by how much she was able to save. there's a lot of things you don't know about. it's fairly complicated. it is complicated. 10,000 people a day turn 65 as the baby boom generation goes through the pipeline. it's important that they get some guidance, that's what ship is all about. we've been doing this since 1990 for iowans. thanks to linda and the siouxland active generations for hosting us too. we love having them there sheila. where do people go to get the help? they can call us at 712-255-
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1729 or stop in. fill out a short form, basically we want to know what the prescriptions are. we're already out of time, but people can contact the siouxland center for active generations for more. thank you so much for joining us today. thank you. >>
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